After I was in school in the cafeteria discussing a Women's Studies group proposal project with my peers, I head out to the library and met an older man perhaps in his 50's on the grounds advocating workers rights, with selling this "Workers Vanguard" newspaper for 50 cents which I bought. I talked with him about Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and therefore this guy like other Far Left individuals (from socialists to 9/11 conspiracy believing nuts) I've talked to before, are really convicted that this whole system is fascist. Like with this guy, he's not even going to vote for lesser than evil Obama, which I told him that I am, and that I hate the system too, and that I don't like corporate sponsored Obama who still supports US oil interests in Iraq, supports the School of Americas, etc., and also understanding his suffering of "worker's rights." The thing is with him, he was convicted on not voting for anyone. I guess he also had problems with Nader and McKinley, which I didn't really go on talking with him. Anyway, I just listened and understand him as much as I can, as I do to seniors in crisis phone line. I shared my personal suffering with mental health, and shared the idea it would be ideal if a progressive political agenda for mental heatlh was in this "already somewhat understanding" city I live in. And saying to him, I can understand your suffering because I have similar "oppressed" suffering. And so our last exchanged was when I patted him on the shoulder, which he gestured back to my extended arm, still convicted that this system is so corrupt, not voting for a lesser than evil, or even the problematic problems of not voting for a Green, and just not voting at all. I understand and respect he has that choice, he has that option, he has that understanding, he has that suffering, and that he's that convicted. After this healthy exchange, I was just wondering the conviction of these other Far Left individuals. I have all of their concerns and knowing a political system is not favorable to their concerns, it seems they are left confused, hopeless, not voting as with this guy, thinking will rights they want for themselves and for others will be accomplished before their life time, or after or will it ever? I wonder the same thing over and over, but since I more readily understand the system, and that it's best to do vote for the lesser of evil, I still wonder when a shift of awareness, a perhaps radical shift in the gravity of America primarily be strongly aligned with the Green Movement (human rights and ecological concerns). Concerns with the Russian/Georgia and Palin neocon election ploy, and just every pervasive global issue there is right now, and the dismissal from corporate media makes me think really when such concerns be addressed completely and compassionately, for all these progressives, Far Lefts or what you might call them, seemed so convicted, just like that man I've met advocating rights based on his suffering.